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Priya Motiani

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No One’s Ever Told THIS To Fat Women Before!

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  •  November 2, 2015


I just looked up the word ‘fat’ in the dictionary and it tells me that fat is an adjective used to define something/someone that is ‘plump’ or ‘thick’.

But that’s not what the world has been telling us. Is it?

People say… fat means being ashamed… fat means not being able to do certain things… fat means not being good enough. Enough!

Writer and activist Jes Baker has come up with a project called #FatGirlsCan to put an end to fat shaming.

“This is for all the people who have spent their entire life feeling horrible about their bodies. We are told that if we are fat, we can’t. But the reality is — we can,” says Jes in this video.

#FatGirlsCan project is the harbinger to Jes’s book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls. Through her open letter, she urges women to share their photographs on social media doing things they were told they couldn’t with the hashtag #FatGirlsCan. She wants to gather the ‘fat’ power and show it to the world!

“What was the ultimate thing that no one tells fat girls? My answer was: that they CAN.  They can find love, they can win Emmys, they can whitewater raft, they can have healthy pregnancies, they can ride roller coasters, they can break fashion rules, they can be professional dancers, they can be rockstars, they can have amazing sex, they can, they can, they CAN. And I see it every day. And the best part of this message is that it applies to all bodies,” says she.

Bravo Jes! Way to go!

PS: Dear ‘fat’ girls, are you listening?

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